Handmade on the Silk Road

The three-part series is about traditional crafts along the ancient trade route of the Silk Road. Each film follows a day in the working life of a weaver, woodcarver and potter in China, Uzbekistan and Iran.

Beautifully filmed portraits of master craftsmen at work, the series captures in exquisite detail techniques handed down over generations. And from the bickering husband and wife silk weavers in China to the Iranian potter still teasing his son about who makes the best pots, the films are also delightful and warm observational documentaries.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Wednesdays
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Potter

Episode 1x03; May 18, 2016

The final episode, The Potter, is filmed in the Iranian town of Meybod, famous for its traditional ceramics production.The desert soil of Iran lends itself to clay making and Iranian pottery has a long and distinguished history, dating back to at lea

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The PotterMay 18, 2016
1x02: The WoodcarverMay 11, 2016
1x01: The WeaverMay 4, 2016
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